Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics-
Deals with prevention and correction of oral anomalies and malocclusion and the harmonizing of the structures involved, so that the dental mechanisms function in a normal way.
3 / year
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) to be achieved by the candidate on completion of the course may be classified as under:–
(a) Knowledge (Cognitive domain)
(b) Skills (Psycho motor domain)
(c) Human values, ethical practice and communication abilities
(i) demonstrate understanding of basic sciences relevant to speciality;
(ii) describe etiology, pathophysiology, principles of diagnosis and management of common problems within the speciality in adults and children;
(iii) identify social, economic, environmental and emotional determinants in a given case and take them into account for planned treatment;
(iv) recognise conditions that may be outside the area of speciality or competence and to refer them to the concerned specialist;
(v) update knowledge by self study and by attending courses, conferences and seminars pertaining to speciality;
(i) take a proper clinical history, examine the patient, perform essential diagnostic procedures and order relevant tests and interpret them to come to a reasonable diagnosis about the condition;
(ii) acquire adequate skills and competence in performing various procedures as required in the speciality.
(c) HUMAN VALUES, ETHICAL PRACTICE AND COMMUNICATION ABILITIES.
(i) adopt ethical principles in all aspects of practice;
(ii) foster professional honesty and integrity;
(iii) deliver patient care irrespective of social status, caste, creed, or religion of the patient; (iv) develop communication skills, to explain various options available and obtain a true informed consent from the patient;
(v) respect patient’s rights and privileges including patient’s right to information and right to seek a second opinion.
The program outcome of post-graduate training in various specialities is to train the graduate in Dental Surgery who will,
practice respective speciality efficiently and effectively, backed by scientific knowledge and skill;
- continue to evince keen interest in professional education in the speciality and allied specialities whether in teaching or practice;
- willing to share the knowledge and skills with any learner, junior or a colleague; to develop the faculty for critical analysis and evaluation of various concepts and views and to adopt the most rational approach